Eye-Tracking Studies on Imagery and Memory

2021-2022 Summer
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Number of Students: 

This project investigates imagery and memory processes using eye-tracking technology. We will use an experimental approach to answer questions about the internal work of a human mind. How our previous experience sharpens how we see the world around us? Can we read out this information from the human eye?
This is an excellent opportunity for students to get familiar with the full research cycle: stimuli development, experimental programming, data collection, and data analysis, reporting of results.
Depending on the group dynamics, we will cover either program-minimum or program-maximum. Our program-minimum is to create an experimental set of stimuli and run a behavioral experiment. The program-maximum adds working with eye-tracker signal, collecting and analyzing pupillometry data.

The Project is jointly supervised by Olesya Blazhenkova, faculty member at Sabanci Unıversıty and Lara Todorova, Postdoctoral researcher at Memory, Attention and Cognitive Control Lab https://www.gunselilab.com/research-1

- crowd-surfing of new experimental stimuli, processing of the materials for the experimental needs
-coding of various phases of the experiment in Matlab
-interaction with human participants
-data collection and curation of the data
-data analysis and data visualization
-Basic level of Matlab knowledge
-Good interpersonal skills
-Curious mind and fast learner
- Basic Photoshop knowledge

Related Areas of Project: 
Computer Science and Engineering

About Project Supervisors

Olesya Blazhenkova
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lara Todorova
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Memory, Attention and Cognitive Control Lab: